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Fully funded ADB Visiting Fellowship Program

Fully funded ADB Visiting Fellowship Program

Fully Funded
Country: Philippines
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Asian Development Bank calls application for ADB Visiting Fellowship Program in Manila, Philippines. ADB’s Visiting Fellow Program provides an opportunity for researchers and academics to share their ongoing or recently completed economic research in ADB headquarters in Manila. ADB accepts applications year-round, but selections will be made on a quarterly basis. Female applicants and applicants from ADB developing member countries are especially encouraged to apply.


During the ADB Visiting Fellowship Program, candidates will

  • Give a presentation or lecture on a research topic that is of mutual interest and relevance to both ADB and the visiting fellow. ADB’s ongoing research topics are: Aid and Development; Behavior and Decision Making; Economics of Climate Change; Employment and Labor Markets; Financial Sector Development; Governance and Institutions; Growth and Structural Transformation; Human Capital; Infrastructure and Software; International Trade and Finance; Macroeconomics; Money and Finance; Poverty, MDGs and Inclusive Growth; Project Economic Analysis; Regional Public Goods; Social Protection; Trade and Investment.
  • Interact with staff from ADB’s Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD) and other departments to discuss fresh ideas or methodologies on the selected topic and to give advice on ongoing or future ERCD research.


Candidates must

  • Have a Ph.D. or its equivalent, or be a Ph.D. candidate, in economics or a related field
  • Have ongoing research or a research proposal on a topic of relevance to ADB; and
  • Be a national of one of ADB’s members.


  • Honorarium: A lump-sum honorarium will be paid to the visiting fellow, depending on his/her experience, qualifications, and agreed length of visit, as determined by the ERCD selection committee.
  • Travel costs: ADB will provide a roundtrip air ticket via the most direct and cost-effective route on economy class, and reimburse the cost of obtaining a visa.
  • Miscellaneous travel expense: A one-time allowance of $100 to the visiting fellow.
  • Office space: ADB will provide office space in the department for the duration of the visiting fellow’s stay.
  • Accommodation and subsistence allowance: ADB will pay the visiting fellow a daily allowance to cover hotel costs and subsistence.
  • Insurance coverage: The visiting fellow will be responsible for his/her own travel and health insurance for the duration of his/her visit to ADB headquarters.


The candidate on the ADB Visiting Fellowship Program will

  • Come to ADB headquarters and stay for a minimum of 2 working days up to a maximum of 10 working days.
  • Be assigned to serve as host for the visiting fellow.
  • Be agreed upon by ERCD and the visiting fellow.
  • Deliver the outputs as arranged with ADB within the agreed timeframe.
  • Affix his/her signature on the offer letter to indicate his/her acceptance of the terms and conditions of his/her visit.
  • Publish the research paper as an ADB Economics Working Paper.

Depending on the specific agreement with the fellow, he/she might have to submit the paper to ADB’s journal, the Asian Development Review.

More information available here


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